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What meds can I take for a sinus infection?

What meds can I take for a sinus infection?

Nasal saline spray: Many sinus infections are viral. Over-the-counter medications can make you more comfortable, like anti-inflammatory meds (aspirin, ibuprofen, etc) and decongestants (puedoephedrine). Steam and nasal irrigation can help. If your symptoms worsen or persist for more than 7-10 days, you may need antibiotics for a bacterial infection. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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What can I take for a sinus cold?

What can I take for a sinus cold?

Most OTC cold meds: For normal healthy people, over-the-counter medicines for colds are ok, as long as one follows the labels' instructions, and is not using more than one medicine of each type. Fever/pain reducers include Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin. Cough meds include Robitussin (some people use DM, some avoid it). Decongestant/antihistamine combinations include Claritin-D, Zyrtec-D, Benadryl +/- phenylephrine, Sudafed. ...Read more

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What can I do for a sinus infection fast?

What can I do for a sinus infection fast?

Consult your Doctor: Sinuses are air filled spaces that surround the nasal cavity, if infection gets in theses cavities than you have sinus infection.If you have sinus infection you need to see your doctor to make sure you have sinus infection and if so, you will need to be treated with proper course of antibiotics.So consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What medications can I take for a sinus infection while pregnant?

What medications can I take for a sinus infection while pregnant?

Depends: It all depends on which trimester pregnancy and severity of your sinusitis. Mild sinusitis usually are not given antibiotics during 1st trimester. On the other hand severe sinusitis in 3rd trimester may need treatment. See your ob-gyn md and do not self treat. ...Read more

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What to take for a sinus infection--sudafed?

What to take for a sinus infection--sudafed?

Yes: Decongestants can be helpful, but rinsing the nose with salt water can be even more helpful. There are low-volume sprays available in the drug store such as ocean spray or simply saline. High- volume rinsing with a neilmed bottle or neti pot are often even better. You need to see your physician if your symptoms lasts more than two weeks or you develop fever or facial headaches. ...Read more

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Can i take Flagyl for a sinus infection?

No: Flagyl treats only anaerobic bacteria, which would be unlikely to cause sinusitis, especially acute sinusitis. Antibiotics aren't usually recommended for sinusitis, but when they are, you need something other than flagyl. ...Read more

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What can I take for a toothache?

What can I take for a toothache?

Prescriptions: I would let your dentist know and typically pain meds and antibiotics are rxed. Over the counter advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) will also hold you over. There are no meds that will "cure" a typical toothache. For a long term solution, see your dentist. ...Read more

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What should I do for a sinus infection besides going to a doctor?

Xylitol solution: Try inhaling a warm solution of 1/4 tsp xylitol in a pint of water into your nose-not into your lungs. Gargle with the same solution. ...Read more

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What can I do for a ear infection?

What can I do for a ear infection?

Ear Infection: You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen to help with pain. Take whatever oral or topical antibiotics that your provider prescribed for the recommended length of time. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for a yeast infection?

What medication can I take for a yeast infection?

Meds: Yeast infections may be treated with OTC meds such as: Clotrimazole, Miconazole, Butoconazole & Tioconazole. Sometimes prescription of Diflucan (Fluconazole)may be indicated. ...Read more

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What can you take for a sinus infection if you have gluacoma?

What can you take for a sinus infection if you have gluacoma?

Antibiotics : A diagnosed sinus infection will resolve with the appropriate systemic (oral) antibiotics. As far as nasal congestion ; occasional sneezing, as long as you don't have narrow angle (occludable angle potential) then you may take otc decongestants ; antihistamines. I also find nettie pot saline nasal lavage comforting too. ...Read more

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What kind,of medicines can I take for an ear infection?

What kind,of medicines can I take for an ear infection?

Depends: How did you know you have an ear infection? If a doctor had seen you and made the diagnosis, you should follow his/her advice. If you have pain but have not seen the doctor yet, you don't know if it is a middle ear infection caused by bacteria or viruses, or an external ear infection. The treatment is different for each of those conditions. You need to see a doctor if you have not yet. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about antibiotic for a sinus infection?

Can you tell me about antibiotic for a sinus infection?

Sinusitis: Acute sinus infections often are viral and do not need antibiotic therapy. Decongestants, nasal sprays, mucolytics, help reduce the inflammation and help secretions drain and resolve the infection. If symptoms persist for more than 2-3 weeks, it might be necessary to consider antibiotics for bacterial infection. A variety of antibiotics may be used, you should discuss with your provider. ...Read more

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Can you take penicillin for a sinus infection?

Can you take penicillin for a sinus infection?

Sure: As long as you are not allergic to it and the bacteria ends up being sensitive to it. best wishes. ...Read more

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What can I take over-the-counter for a fever?

What can I take over-the-counter for a fever?

Many antipyretics: Tylenol(acetaminophen), motrin(ibuprofen), aleve(naproxen), and Aspirin are considered antipyretics--fever-reducing medications. In the recommended dosage, Acetaminophen is probably considered safest. Fever is cause by many infections, diseases, and even medications. So, if it is too high or lasting too long, consult your doc. Keep good hydration as fever causes additional fluid loss. Good luck. ...Read more

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I think i may have a sinus infection i currently take cyproheptadine for my seasonal allergies... Will this same medication work for a sinus infection?

I think i may have a sinus infection i currently take cyproheptadine for my seasonal allergies... Will this same medication work for a sinus infection?

No: Cyproheptadine is an older and very sedating antihistamine. It is safe in pregnancy and is used to treat "cold induced" hives. There are many other (better) choices for allergies. That being said, it is very drying and could prolong your sinus infection. I would suggest you consider either doing nasal saline irrigations, add a mucous thinning agent, or take a decongestant instead. ...Read more

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What should I take for a sore thoart and maybe a sinus inffection?

Antihistamines: A sinus infection is usually treated with antibiotics prescribed by a physician if they are bacterial in origin. Treatment is usually symptomatic. Antihistaminics like zyrtec, Claritin, (loratadine) allegra... can help with drainage, saline flushes can help clear up the congestion and zinc lozenges or chloraseptic sprays can help ease the pain of the sore throat. No improvement? See PCP. ...Read more

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In what way can I tell if I have a sinus infection or ear infection at home?

In what way can I tell if I have a sinus infection or ear infection at home?

Infections: It is not easy to be sure if you have a sinus infection but some of the symptoms are stuffiness, pressure over your sinuses, head ache and a lengthy persistence of the symptoms. Ear infections often hurt and often cause a decrease in you hearing . To be sure and treat it properly go see you doctor. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medicine can i take for sinus and throat infection?

OTC cold meds: Most over the counter cold medications combine antihistamines, decongestants and cough suppressants. People with hypertension should avoid those with pseudoephedrine. Guaifenesin is available is some preparations and is a great addition to the combination as it can thin secretions and promote drainage (MUST drink plenty of water for this to work properly). ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Gary Pess
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more